When asked for roofing recommendations, contractors will nearly always include asphalt shingles in their list of top choices. An asphalt shingle roof is the #1 pick for American homeowners due to its affordable price. Compared to other roofing materials, it has a low upfront cost, making it the clear winner when the cost is a deciding factor.
However, what truly makes asphalt shingles a winner is that they also offer a host of other benefits beyond the upfront cost.
What are the other benefits?
For what you pay to have an asphalt shingle roof installed, you’ll be surprised at the level of protection you get, from durability to fire resistance.
There are two types of asphalt shingles, fiberglass and organic, and both offer a range of color and design options to suit whatever preferences you might have. Like the appearance of slate? Want the old-world elegance of wood? You can harness those looks to boost curb appeal for your home without breaking the bank.
Part of what makes asphalt shingles budget-friendly is that they are easy to install. This reduces labor costs. At the same time, the roofing material is also light enough to not require additional structural support, keeping the installation process simple and straightforward.
Asphalt shingles cover the basics any homeowner would want out of a roof: affordability, reliable protection, impressive appearance, and ease of installation. It’s a great roof for new construction and an excellent replacement option when the need arises. Call your local roofer at Muth & Company Roofing today at (614) 682-3060 for a FREE estimate from the top roofing contractors in Columbus!
Interested in other budget-friendly roofing options? Read the next part of this blog series, where we discuss the merits of metal roofing.